Shrub and Hedge Trimming Service
It’s important to hire company who understands the little details of the trade when it comes to cedar hedge trimming. Properly trimmed hedges grow dense, smooth and level. They are slightly tapered from top to bottom to allow light from the sun to reach the leaves all the way down to the ground. They have a thin, dense layer of greenery on the outside and are not allowed to grow too wide on the inside.
If you want to keep your hedges as healthy and good-looking as possible it would be ideal to trim them twice per season. Most of our clients have their hedges trimmed at least once per season, this keeps them looking pretty good. Our best looking hedges are trimmed twice per season, once in the spring and again in the fall.
The more often you trim it your hedges the more dens they will become. If you trim them less often they will become more fluffy. The nature of the plant only allows us cut a little bit off at a time. A fluffy hedge is MUCH more susceptible to damage from snow and ice in the winter as the pockets provide a lot more space for heavy snow to accumulate and will eventually break limbs leaving gaping holes that will need repair. A thick hedge will hold together better and not have the leverage points of a loose hedge. It will hold up much better. This will save you time and money in the long run. If the greenery is trimmed too thin or completely removed, it will not grow back. If you allow your hedge to get very fluffy you’ll be limited in the amount that you can trim off. You cannot trim a fluffy hedge to become more dense in one service. In Kanata and Stittsville it usually takes about 2 to 3 years of twice per season trimming to get a fluffy cedar hedge back into shape after it’s been let go. We trim a bit off each time to ensure that the plant isn’t shocked and it is motivated to grow back quickly – and more dense. To repeat: if you trim too much of the green off it will not grow back so it is very important to be very careful about how much of the hedge you trim. Trim only a little bit off at a time and you’ll end up with a very smooth looking and dense hedge with no frills lumps and bumps.
Proper trimming will also keep your hedge from getting too wide! It’s amazing how wide some hedges can get! Over time hedges can get up to 15 feet across the top or even wider! The top needs trimming too and this will hugely affect your cedar hedge trimming pricing as there can be hundreds of square feet of hedge that need trimming that you can’t even see! It may not be obvious from the ground but it’s actually taking up a huge amount of space with no advantage! Once a hedge has become very wide it cannot be trimmed back because the leaves only grow on the exterior few inches.
Shrubs need attention too! Don’t let them get out of control, they look much better when trimmed regularly. For the most part they are quite resilient and can handle being cut back a lot but they look the best with regular care. With regular trimming they can be kept in a nice natural shape and will grow to be healthy and beautiful.
Vines growing on your house can cause damages to your eves as well as blocking your house number, lighting and even windows! Improperly trimmed vines are also a big problem when it comes to rodents. One of the top recommendations of pest control companies is to make sure that your vines are kept away from your eves and windows, it’s a real way that rodents use to gain access to your roof!
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